Lifelong Learning Programme

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
This material reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein

Also available in: bg es it lv pl ro sk en fb

Relevant initiatives

Homepage > Relevant initiatives


Title of Initiative / Project
FECYT Scientific film program
Name of Organiser
Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT)
Start and ending date of the Initiative
2003 - 2013 (once a year)
Was the initiative carried out in the framework of a funded project?
Type of deliverables
Video, Didactical resource
Thematic area
Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Biology, Technology, Science , Other
Language of the deliverable
Target Group
Description of the initiative
The Scientific Film Program developed by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) aims to promote scientific culture among the Spanish population.
It consists of a list of different documentaries that are presented each year and cover topics from different scientific disciplines: from aeronautics to life sciences, from combating climate change to explanatory accounts of physical and biological phenomena ... These films and documentaries are available throughout the year through a system of free loan.
All documentaries are accompanied by a data sheet that contains a number of recommendations and suggestions designed especially for stakeholders to develop content-related activities of the films. In addition, a teaching guide questions is attached for easy tracking of viewing. In order to stimulate discussion and generate ideas on the subject of the projection in the file for each movie several issues on which to establish a dialogue between viewers are proposed.
Scientific Film Program aims to provide material support to teachers of secondary education and help increase interest among students in science.
The program has a large following and can promote scientific literacy among students and the Spanish population.
More Information
The documentaries have great quality and the topics covered are from the scope of Spain.
They last adapted for use as teaching material (for 15-45 minutes) and each of them proposes a series of activities to do with students to encourage discussion and critical thinking.
How to access the materials is somewhat difficult and these are only available for a limited period.
Moreover, the initiative is framed within a wider program of science and you can access interesting materials through the portal FECYT.
For example:

RECOLECTA [Open Science Harvester] is a platform that gathers all the national scientific repositories together in one place and provides services to repository managers, researchers and decision-makers.

Videos of science. Professional Videos issued by the Spanish public television
For example:
Posidonia oceanica meadows: An underwater treasure
Posidonia oceanica is an aquatic plant, endemic to the Mediterranean sea, very peculiar.

In search of the first European
Recommended Audience: Students and high schools.

All of these resources can be very useful for high school science teachers.
Teachers’ Opinion
For the specialty technology, the portal offers videos with high quality.
I think the use of video as a teaching resource it is appropriate to consolidate knowledge. I think previously the student must have made an effort to understand and imagine, for example, the operation of a motor before using the video.
Students’ Opinion
For students these films are very entertaining and adapted to their level. The proposed activities are interesting and encourage interactivity. Students can supplement their knowledge and work transversal skills.

Comments on this Relevant initiatives

In order to post a comment it is compulsory to be logged in.


Dissemination Seminar in Florence

31 October 2015 The seminar has been held in ITIS “A. Meucci” one of the schools involved within Goerudio project activities. Its main aim was to promote the results of the project toward a broad sample of stakeholders even overcrossing the number of people directly involved in the production of project outcomes. This purpose has been totally achieved especially thanks to the participation of students and teachers coming from different schools or from other classes instead of those ones directly involved within the project activities.